Seven countries join US in arming Kurds against ISIL

 Seven countries, including Italy, France and the UK, have joined the American effort to arm the Kurdish forces in northern Iraq against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a terrorist outfit that has gained control of large parts of Syria and Iraq.

French President Francois Hollande names new cabinet

 French President Francois Hollande Tuesday named a new cabinet under Prime Minister Manual Valls and dropped ministers who rebelled against austerity measures, BBC reported.

Arun Jaitley to review Scorpene submarine project in Mumbai today

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will on Monday review Scorpene submarine project here.

French boy`s death prompts Thai warning on box jellyfish

Authorities on Tuesday urged visitors to the popular Thai resort island of Koh Phangan to take care when swimming after a five-year-old French boy died from a sting by the world`s most toxic jellyfish. 

`What a spectacle!` French press revels in Hollande`s crisis

"What a spectacle!" screamed the front page of Le Parisien daily, encapsulating the sense of crisis engulfing the French government after Monday`s shock resignation of the government and impending reshuffle.

French government resigns after leftists call for U-turn

French President Francois Hollande asked his prime minister on Monday to form a new government, looking to impose his will on the cabinet after rebel leftist ministers had called for an economic policy U-turn.

Three killed in France race accident

Paris: A road race turned to tragedy in France Sunday when three people were killed by a racing car veering off course during practice.

Galileo navigation satellites lose their way in space

Two European Galileo satellites launched as part of a navigation system designed to rival GPS have failed to locate their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace has said.

Kurds protest in Paris against Islamic State group

Paris: Hundreds of ethnic Kurds are marching in Paris to demand more international support for civilians in Iraq facing assaults by Islamic State militants.

Two French girls probed as would-be jihadis

Paris: Two French girls, aged 15 and 17, have been captured by a security net that authorities are using to ferret out citizens who are considering travelling to other countries to join jihads.

French President Hollande outraged at execution of Foley

French President Francois Hollande said Thursday he was outraged at the execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic State jihadists, accusing them of barbarism.

`France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State`

French President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for an international conference to discuss ways of tackling Islamic State insurgents who have seized control of territory in Iraq and Syria. 

France seeks international meeting to tackle Islamic State: Le Monde

French President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for an international conference on ways of tackling Islamic State insurgents who have seized control of territory in Iraq and Syria. 

A slaughter, then oblivion, mark France`s deadliest day in World War One

The bloodiest day for the French Army in World War One - indeed in its entire history - draws no national tributes, no eulogies by dignitaries, few wreaths laid in respect. 

Three climbers die after 800-metre fall from Mont Blanc

Two climbers and their guide have fallen 800 metres to their death in the Mont Blanc range, police said today, the latest in a series of tragedies on Europe`s highest mountain.

Gunmen attack Saudi prince`s motorcade in Paris

Kalashnikov-wielding robbers have attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros (USD 335,000) in cash and reportedly stealing "sensitive" documents, French police said on Monday.

Ukraine crisis: Crucial talks “difficult” but made “progress”, says Germany

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that the crucial talks in Berlin over the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukarine were “difficult” but made “progress”, as per news reports on Monday.

French diplomat accused of raping daughter approaches Modi

French consular official Pascal Mazurier, accused of sexually abusing his minor daughter, has approached Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for speedy justice.

Malaysia Airlines steward `sexually assaulted` passenger

A Malaysia Airlines cabin crew member has been detained in France over allegations that he sexually assaulted a passenger who was scared of flying with the disaster-prone airline.

Five climbers die on France`s Mont Blanc: Source

The bodies of five climbers were found on Wednesday on France`s Mont Blanc, Europe`s highest mountain, a source close to the investigation told AFP.